Friday, May 1, 2009

Virtual Visitation, Again

From what appears to be from The Toronto Star comes Virtually there
In the real world of divorce, Gough is a pioneer of what’s called “virtual visitation” — electronic communication that is the next best thing to actually being there for non-custodial parents.

“It’s meant to supplement, not replace, face-to-face visits,” says Gough, who turned to technology when his ex-wife decided to move to Wisconsin from Utah with their then four-year-old daughter in the wake of the couple’s 2002 divorce.

In 2004, Utah became the first state to make virtual visitation part of divorce legislation. Similar laws have since been passed in Wisconsin, Florida and Texas.

It’s still a relatively unknown concept in Canada, although Gough hopes to work with fathers’ rights groups to get similar access legislation here.
Thanks to Florida Divorce * Child Custody * Domestic Violence Law Lawyer for giving me the lead on this one.

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